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Short Waves: Share your Asian American Story!

The 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Short Film Competition has begun! 
Short Waves brings to light stories about the Asian American experience through locally made, community-driven short films.

Submit your digital story of 5 minutes or less, by May 7th, 2018, for a chance to be featured at the 10th Annual Festival this October!

Community Screening and awards will be May 31st. More info:​


Thursday, May 3, 6:30PM
Pao Arts Center (99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111)
76 mins | Documentary | Directed by Robin Lung
Free and open to the public. 
Click to Watch Trailer
Filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the case of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to audiences around the world. KUKAN has the rare honor of being the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award® in 1942.  

FINDING KUKAN uses rare and unseen archival footage to create an unforgettable portrait of a female filmmaking pioneer, and sheds light on the long history of racial and gender discrimination behind the camera, which continues to reverberate in Hollywood today. More about the film:

Co-presented with Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Chinese Historical Society of New England, and WORLD Channel/WGBH.


Tuesday, May 15, 5:30PM
Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA 02120)
50 mins | Documentary | Directed by Jivan Atman
Free and open to the public. 
Click to Watch Trailer
Blasian Narratives is a multi-media "docu-theatre" project that intimately explores the intersection and identities of mixed race Black & Asian individuals through live performances and film. More about the film:

Co-presented with Northeastern Crossing, Roxbury Film Festival, Mixed Asian Pacific-Islander Association (MAPA), Black Lives Matter Boston

No RSVP required. First come first served.
Facebook event:
EarlyMay 19, 2018 | 
Regular - June 1, 2018 | Final July 1, 2018
VietAID Speaker Series: Remembering Black April
Saturday, April 28, 6-8pm
Vietnamese American Community Center
42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
Register Here

Panel features AARW's Organizing Director, Kevin Lam!
Boston Premiere of Allegiance 
Save $20* on tickets with code SPKBAAFF

From May 4 - June 2, our friends at SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the Boston premiere of the hit Broadway musical Allegiance.

Based on the true childhood experience of TV/Film Actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek" and former BAAFF Special Guest), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor during World War II.  Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government's treatment of her people.  An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they forced to choose between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves.  

*To get your discount tickets, click here or call 617-933-8600.  

For more information on Allegiance, visit 
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